Human Rights and Autocrats : an EU Strategy ?

Last week, Angela Merkel was in China and Emmanuel Macron in Russia. It’s worth noting that both met human rights activists in the two host countries where respect of human rights is viewed as a foreign intrusion in their internal affairs. At a time when the European countries do not seem to know how to treat…… Continue reading Human Rights and Autocrats : an EU Strategy ?

Bombing Syria, but what for ?

So, they did it. The US, with support from UK and France, launched last night a series of air strikes on military facilities and chemical stores in Syria, following the use of chemical weapons in Ghouta by the Syrian regime. It’s the conclusion of a weeklong political theatre based on tweets, threats and counters, but…… Continue reading Bombing Syria, but what for ?